Friday, May 21, 2010

Kerrytown BookFest

Yours truly will be at the Kerrytown BookFest on September 12 in Ann Arbor; but it's really the rest of the line-up you're going to want to show up for.  The day is shaping up as follows:

Main Tent

11 a.m. Community Book Award presentation to Loren D. Estleman.  Mr. Estleman will be interviewed by Doug Allyn.  The day will be kicked off by honorary chairs Joe & Karen O’Neal

Noon:  Northern Noir.  Moderator and author Craig McDonald leads a discussion with mystery writers Steve Hamilton, William Kent Krueger & Bryan Gruley.

1 p.m. Thomas Lynch interviewed by Keith Taylor

2 p.m. Paranormal Fiction & Poetry: Werewolves, Vampires & Ghosts:  Moderator and author Colleen Gleason leads a discussion with Toby Barlow, Jennifer Armintrout & Amy Huntley

3 p.m. Caldecott Award winner David Small interviewed by Nicola Rooney

4 p.m. Illuminating Imaginations: writing & illustrating for children.  Moderator Jackie LaRose leads a discussion with Susan Kathleen Hartung, Mark Crilley, Debbie Taylor & Michael and Colleen Monroe


Kerrytown Concert House

11 a.m. Presentation of the winners of the 3rd annual Book Cover Design Contest

Noon:   Michigan Lit.  Moderator Eric Olsen leads a discussion with Bonnie Jo Campbell, Michael Zadoorian, Kristina Riggle & Wendy Webb.

1 p.m. Remembering & Forgetting: the Art of the Memoir.  Moderator Steve Lehto leads a conversation with Steve Luxenberg & Lev Raphael

2 p.m. Children’s author Sarah Stewart: Why Save the Picture Book

3 p.m. Historical Fiction.  Moderator William Whitbeck leads a discussion with John Smolens, Steve Amick, Donald Lystra & Sharon Pomerantz

4 p.m. Michigan Murders: True Crime.  Moderator Ellen McCarthy leads a discussion with true crime writers Mardi Link & Gail Griffin


Hollander’s Kitchen
1 p.m. author Ann Pearlman


Children’s Tent
2 p.m. Deborah Diesen: Readings & Songs for younger children
3 p.m. Ruth McNally Barshaw: Drawing Workshop

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